Mont Orgueil Castle
2019 Opening Times
2nd Jan to 7th Feb: Saturdays only 10am to 4pm
8th Feb to 28th Mar: Fri to Mon 10am to 4pm
29th Mar to 3rd Nov: Daily 10am to 6pm
4th Nov to 30th Dec: Fri to Mon 10am to 4pm
Jersey Heritage members: Free | Adults: £12.95 | Seniors: £11.65 | Students & Children (6 - 16): £8.35 | Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £38.35
4 sites for the price of 3 - on sale at all Heritage sites
Telephone: 01534 853292
About Mont Orgueil
The magnificent Mont Orgueil Castle dominates the East coast of Jersey. Historically, the Castle protected Jersey against French invasion for 600 years, but it is now open for the public to explore its maze of staircases, towers and secret rooms. Climb the turrets to find the medieval “wheel of urine” and descend into the cellar to experience the “witchcraft” exhibit. Life-size wooden soldiers guard the Castle from attack and the “wounded man statue” shows the fate that could befall those fighting to save the Castle from invasion.
The Castle is home to several exhibitions, including “The Queen” by light artist Chris Levine and holographer Rob Munday, which features, “Equanimity”, a world-renowned holographic portrait of Her Majesty commissioned as part of Jersey’s celebrations of its 800-year-old relationship with the monarchy.
The Castle also hosts many “living history” days and events, with actors bringing the past to life. In recent years, Mont Orgueil has been host to Channel 4's Time Team as well as the canvas for ground-breaking film work during Jersey's very own Branchage Film Festival, proving that this fantastic heritage site is still evolving and contributing to modern Jersey history.
Top Five Things to Do at Mont Orgueil
- See the Dance of Death
- Visit the Witches in Hell
- Find out about the Prayer Nuts
- See the unusual Wheel of Urine
- Look at the list of soldiers garrisoned at the Castle in the 15th century
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Where can I park?
There is disc and paycard parking at Gorey Harbour and on Gorey Coast Road. There is also a free public car park at Long Beach.
Is there disabled access?
Unfortunately the site is not suitable for people with mobility impairment. No dogs, except guide dogs.
Can I get the bus?
Bus routes 1 and 1b stop at Gorey Pier, a short walk away.
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